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  • *From sprinter to laggard as oil industry contracts. OSLO, Sept 3- Norway's oil-driven economy, until recently among Europe's top performers, faces years of slower growth as energy industry gloom infects other sectors, challenging policymakers who want to create jobs but fear stoking a red-hot housing market. Having outpaced the euro zone in each of the last...

  • FRANKFURT, Germany— The European Central Bank is ready to give the eurozone economy a bigger dose of stimulus if turmoil in China and weaker global growth hurt its modest recovery, President Mario Draghi said Thursday. Draghi said the ECB can add to its 1.1 trillion euro program, if the 19- country currency bloc needs it. Tom Rogers, senior economic adviser to the EY...

  • France is not the sick man of Europe: SocGen CEO Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 4:55 AM ET
    France is not the sick man of Europe: SocGen CEO

    Frédéric Oudéa, CEO of Societe Generale, discusses the economic situation in France and what needs to be done to improve it.

  • FRANKFURT, Germany— The latest on the European economy as the European Central Bank meets to discuss its monetary policy:. European Central Bank President Mario Draghi has dismissed the idea that central banks in developed economies should lower their inflation targets amid a prolonged period of subdued price increases. The euro fell sharply and stocks rose...

  • Euro zone business growth at 4-year high: PMI Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 4:19 AM ET

    Euro zone business activity accelerated at its fastest pace in more than four years last month as Italy turned in its best performance since early 2011 and German growth strengthened, surveys showed on Thursday.

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 3- The European Central Bank is set to cut its inflation forecasts on Thursday but hold back from concrete policy action, promising only to beef up its bond-buying program if prospects weaken further. The bank is expected to leave interest rates unchanged and argue that the chance of missing its medium-term inflation target has increased due to...

  • Sentiment rebounds as investors eye ECB decision Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 4:03 AM ET
    A financial trader speaks on a fixed lined telephone as he monitors data on computer screens at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in Frankfurt, Germany.

    Squawk Box Live in Europe kept you updated with the latest market moves as volatile Chinese markets remained closed for a public holiday.

  • *Markit says PMI points to Q3 GDP growth of 0.4 pct. "The PMI is indicating euro area GDP growth close to 0.4 percent in the third quarter, a solid albeit unspectacular rate of expansion," said Chris Williamson, chief economist at survey compiler Markit. Markit's final August Composite Purchasing Managers' Index beat an earlier estimate of 54.1, settling at 54.3-- its...

  • What should you expect from the ECB today? Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    What should you expect from the ECB today?

    Richard Kelly, head of global strategy at TD Securities, says you can't rule anything out in today's interest rate decision by the European Central Bank.

  • SocGen CEO remains positive on the euro zone Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    SocGen CEO remains positive on the euro zone

    Frédéric Oudéa, CEO of Societe Generale, talks about the impact of the Chinese slowdown and shares his views on the European equity markets.

  • *Respite may be brief as China on a holiday break. TOKYO, Sept 3- Asian shares struggled to recover on Thursday with volatility remaining high, while emerging economy and commodity-linked currencies softened as investors worried about the global repercussions of slower growth in China. Many Asian bourses also advanced but weakness in Australia and falls in...

  • Asian stock markets ebb ahead of US jobs report Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 1:04 AM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stocks were slightly higher Thursday, helped by comments from European Central Bank policymakers, who said they were willing to provide more stimulus to the region's economy, if needed. READY TO ACT: The European Central Bank said it's ready to give the eurozone a bigger dose of stimulus should inflation across the 19- country bloc fail to pick up,...

  • WASHINGTON— China's slowdown, volatile financial markets and tumbling raw-materials prices have raised the risks to economic growth around the world, the International Monetary Fund reported Wednesday. China's troubles have sent the prices of raw materials such as oil and copper into a freefall, pinching Brazil, Russia and other commodity exporters.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 2- Downside risks to the global economy have risen and a combination of threats including slower growth in China and rising market volatility could severely cut the outlook, International Monetary Fund staff warned on Wednesday. The IMF in July lowered its global growth forecast for 2015 to 3.3 percent and forecast growth in China- where a...

  • How to help solve Europe's migrant crisis: UN under-secretary

    Philippe Douste-Blazy, under-secretary-general to the UN, describes the shocking conditions of refugees trying to get into Europe.

  • Is ECB policy still working? Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 11:10 AM ET
    Is ECB policy still working?

    Francesco Papadia, chair of the board of Prime Collateralised Securities, talks about the ECB ahead of tomorrow's central bank meeting.

  • German regulator warns of Japan-style risks to insurers Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 10:50 AM ET

    The president of German financial regulator, BaFin, warned of the long-term bankruptcy risks insurers face as a result of an ultra-low interest rates

  • Investors remain on edge after the latest market plunge, which was triggered by more signs of slowing growth in China. Tax preparation company H&R Block was the biggest gainer in the S&P 500, rising $2.47, or 7.5 percent, to $35.42. The market has been bouncing around sharply the last few weeks following signs of weakness in China and uncertainty over when the...

  • European stocks seesaw between gains and losses Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 6:33 AM ET
    European stocks seesaw between gains and losses

    CNBC's Seema Mody reports European markets trade nearly flat ahead of Thursday's ECB policy meeting.

  • LONDON, Sept 2- Oil prices fell on Wednesday as concerns about the global economy exacerbated worries that an oversupply of crude could last longer than expected. Weak manufacturing reports from China, the United States and Europe undermined global equities, while a stronger-than-expected build in U.S. crude stocks and weaker U.S. manufacturing data drove...

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